Our top tips for making the most of the week ahead, with brilliant things to do across the whole of Greater Manchester… For even more ideas, visit our What’s On page. 

Mummy at Manchester Museum

Explore reopened Manchester Manchester following its redevelopment 

After a three-year closure, the much-loved Manchester Museum reopened last weekend following a £15 million transformation adding a two-storey extension, new exhibition hall, South Asia Gallery, and Chinese Culture Gallery. Its opening exhibition, Golden Mummies of Egypt, is a UK premiere of Manchester Museum’s first international touring exhibition. The new additions join the much-loved dinosaur, natural worlds and Egyptology collection, and are complete with a new entrance and gift shop. 

Manchester’s park in the sky opens up again for 2023 

Manchester's elevated park, Castlefield Viaduct, opened its doors again last week following winter maintenance. Atop the grade II listed Viaduct, the National Trust garden welcomed Hulme Community Garden Centre and Sow the City upon their reopening last week. The Hulme-based Garden Centre has created an urban forest garden set to promote precious growing areas and Sow the City has been working to introduce a sensory nature garden complete with pond, a first for the space. Free pre-booked tickets required. Book here.  

Explore one of Manchester’s longest running libraries 

On Wednesday 22 February, join experienced tour guide Jennifer Little for a British Sign Language tour of the Portico Library’s exhibition  Brick by Brick: Architectures of potential . The exhibition explores the history of architecture and the future of design at the Portico Library. It gives artists, researchers and the next generation of architects a place to share their creativity alongside illustrations from the Library’s 200-year-old book collection. 

Find out what there is to see and do in Greater Manchester this half term 

Struggling to find events and activities to keep the kids entertained this half term? We've got a list of family friendly things to do in Greater Manchester including workshops, theatre and shows. You can find out more on what’s on in the city-region here.  

Film festival comes to Oldham’s largest climbing centre 

Oldham’s largest climbing centre, Summit Up will be hosting its very first film festival in conjunction with London Mountain Film Festival. Taking place at Summit Up on Wednesday 22 February at 7.30pm, you can settle down to a range of short inspiring films brought to you by London Mountain Film Festival. Tickets start from £5 and include free pizza. 

New Opening: Great North Pie, Kampus  

Great North Pie Co. is set to open its doors this month in the Kampus garden neighbourhood complex joining the likes of Nell's New York Pizza, Yum Cha, and Pollen. After having achieved iconic status with its superb pie game at Altrincham Market, Great North Pie Co. will feature a constantly changing menu and is set to be a firm favourite in the city amongst lovers of the classic pastry treat.  

Book Now: Progress Centre, Ardwick 

Manchester is getting a new open-air nightclub this year, with a six-month programme of music and events. Progress Centre has been created with dancing in mind, from its line-up ‘curated by the people of Manchester’ to its outdoor (but covered) dance floor. Tickets are on sale now.  


Manchester Museum
Mummy at Manchester Museum

Plan your visit to Manchester Museum with information on exhibitions, reviews and what's nearby.

Castlefield Viaduct
Castlefield Viaduct

Visitors can enjoy Manchester’s new sky park after the National Trust transformed a giant 330 metre steel viaduct into an elevated park with trees, plants and flowers.

The Portico Library and Gallery
The Portico Library and Gallery

A beautifully restored Georgian private subscription library founded in 1806.

Summit Up Climbing
Climbing and Mountaineering
Summit Up climbing wall

Summit Up Climbing features the North of England’s highest and largest Clip ’n Climb as well as rope climbing and bouldering facilities.



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